Facilities & access

General

  • The Courtyard tea-room serves a seasonal menu, cream teas, homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and snacks
  • A seasonal kiosk near the ticket office serves hot and cold drinks and snacks
  • The gift shop has a variety of food, garden and locally sourced gift ideas
  • The free car park is 40m from the ticket office and visitor centre. Entrance to castle and gardens is 180m up a steep hill. A courtesy coach may be running - please call for availability. One-way system on driveway, please follow signs to entrance
  • Two electric car charging points are available near the car park
  • Dogs welcome on the estate on a lead, assistance dogs only please in the formal gardens. Dog waste bins are available in the car park and on the woodland walk.

Family & children

  • Family activity rooms and dressing up areas
  • Childrens trail through the house
  • Giant-sized family games in the gardens
  • Children's play areas and den building area next to ticket office
  • Baby changing facilties at visitor center and castle courtyard

Access

  • Mobility parking for blue badge holders
  • Adapted toilet at visitor centre and castle courtyard
  • Stairclimber in the state rooms - please call for availability
  • Building - access restricted to one wheelchair user at any one time
  • Grounds - three wheelchairs available, booking advisable

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